Is there a ladder that is any more famous than the one that was attached to the Apollo 11? Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first ever people to land on the Moon on July 20, 1969 and they had to walk backwards down a ladder to do it. While it may have been a simple steel pole ladder is still as famous as a ladder will ever get. But what we are going to look at today is not that famous ladder (that will probably be an iconic ladders” post very soon), Today we are going to Innerspace!
Dennis Quaid plays a washed up military pilot who volunteers to be miniaturized in a scientific experiment a la “Fantastic Voyage” inside a bunny but is mistakenly injected into hyper hypochondriacal Martin Short who provides the physical comedy with Ryan as Quaid’s long-suffering journalist girlfriend. Nice performances and some tru…hang on a minute! That is the 1987 comedy film! What we are going to look at is in fact a work of pure art!
While we were out looking for some pictures of the said “famous ladder” on Apollo 11, we came across something that really did make our jaws drop. What you are about to look at is the work of London-based artist Owen Silverwood. His artwork titled “Inner Space” is a lovely series of photos that depicts miniaturized spacecraft blasting through confined aquatic landscapes. Owen has worked for a few big clients like ASOS, Cadburys or Nokia but this was the project that caught our attention.
The Inner Space art installation mimics the takeoff of a spaceship and rocket ship in a surreal manner. In fact, it revolves around a miniature scale model that has been submerged in water and places inside glass jars, tanks and vases, so as to create the illusion that it is actually taking off into the skies. We specially love the smoke detail within this images. This Inner Space art installation is truly unlike anything we have ever come across. Simple yet stunning, the series is guaranteed to catch the gaze of passersby and anyone like us that happened to stumble upon the images.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information about the inspiration behind the Inner Space art installation, so we can only assume it came into fruition because Silverwood has an appreciation for rockets and spaceships. Or maybe he had a thing for iconic ladders! Who knows, maybe he is just a space nerd! The only thing we do know is that it looks incredible and that is good enough for us. So it’s just the final question left to ask then…
Who’s up for making a play rocket out of old pallets and a few bit’s of cardboard?!? (maybe we could use some ladders as well!)
Pictures by Owen Silverwood
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